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Scottish SNP Lost Votes Due to Plans to Hold New Independence Referendum

The SNP lost 21 seats in Wesminster which saw a handful of senior nationalists ousted from its seats as the Scottish Conservatives celebrated their best result in a General Election for over three decades. The UK Government is seemingly divided over how to approach negotiations to leave the European Union with talks due to start next week. After admitting last Thursday's result, in which the SNP lost 480,000 votes Scotland-wide, raised substantial questions about her quest for a ... Read More »

US politician Steve Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice

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His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. In a separate Twitter post , he also called Mr Scalise a "true friend and patriot". The senator said he was "sickened" by the shooting and condemned the violence. At least two others were also wounded. The members of Congress were practicing for a charity ballgame. Scalise, a representative from the southern state of Louisiana elected to Congress in 2008, heads the conservative House caucus known as the Republican Study ... Read More »

5 key takeaways from Attorney General Sessions' testimony

The public testimony should yield Sessions' most extensive comments to date on questions that have dogged his tenure as attorney general and that led him three months ago to recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe. "I explained how, in good faith, I said I had not met with Russians". She said such a move would "destroy any shred of trust in the president's judgment that remains over here". Read More »

Stonewalling Sessions Runs Away From Tough Questions in Senate Inquiry

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He also said he doesn't recall any conversations with the ambassador during a reception held ahead of Trump's speech . Sessions recused himself on March 2 after reports emerged that he had twice met with the Russian ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak, during the election, contradicting his statements under oath in his Senate confirmation hearing that he did not have contacts with Russians during the campaign. Read More »

Corbyn looks forward to May's 'coalition of chaos'

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In a meeting lasting around 90 minutes, the Prime Minister updated her top team on the on-going discussions with the Unionists to secure an agreement propping up the Tory minority government. Persson said: "Maybe this can now work in the UK's favor because the United Kingdom can buy time while the divorce settlement is discussed". The DUP leader is nearly certain to ask for greater investment in Northern Ireland as the price of a deal. Read More »

Family seek 12-year-old girl missing after Grenfell Tower fire

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There weren't no warning, there weren't no proper noise to let us know what was happening. "A number of those blocks have external cladding and whilst we are confident that the cladding is of the correct standard, to be certain, we will undergo urgent checks with the manufacturers". Read More »

Everton FC face tough start to 2017/18 season

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Manchester City travel to newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion on the opening weekend, while Manchester United play West Ham United at Old Trafford. Europa League champions Manchester United face Champions League holders Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup on August 8th in Macedonia. The big games continue with Liverpool hosting Arsenal the following weekend, before Jurgen Klopp's men travel to Manchester City . Read More »

Grenfell Tower inferno: Kind-hearted people of Romford rally to donate goods

Flames tore up the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in north Kensington, leaving people trapped on upper floors, including children, some holding babies from windows and others jumping from their flats. The cause of the fire wasn't immediately known. One resident said that when they first heard their neighbour's smoke alarm go off, they "thought nothing of it", and then heard shouting and realised something was up. Read More »

Children tossed from windows in London high-rise blaze

It also confirmed 20 people are now in critical care. Police say it will take some time to confirm the cause of the fire . "A lot of people said 'Help!" "People were starting to appear at the windows, frantically banging and screaming" and one woman indicated she was going to drop the baby, Lamrani told Britain's Press Association news agency. Read More »

Refurbishment of Grenfell Tower 'met regulations', company says

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said many questions now need to be answered about safety for the scores of tower blocks around the British capital. · We have installed a fully automated fire and smoke detection system connected directly to the fire service both in the communal areas and each flat in Hockmore, Windrush and Evenlode Towers. Read More »

London fire: Massive flames engulf 27-storey tower block

The building, which housed an estimated 500 people, is owned by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the local council. The blaze at Grenfell Tower was reported around 1 a.m. "I can not confirm the number at this time", he said. "Five more minutes and that was us". A spokesman for Harley said the company could not comment at this stage because it did not have information about the fire. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn demands Theresa May's resignation as British Prime Minister

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Mr Hammond, 61, was named Chancellor of The exchequer by Mrs May shortly after she took over as prime minister almost a year ago, in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the European Union . May called an election three years ahead of schedule, at a time when her party was well ahead in the polls. That means the DUP will back the government on key votes, but it's not a coalition government or a broader pact. Read More »

Triumphant Corbyn declares Labour 'a government in waiting'

Jeremy Corbyn was applauded by Labour MPs as he returned to the House of Commons following his party's surprise election gains. The Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn received 40 percent of the vote in the election, and Goodwin kept his word in an appearance on Britain's SKY News . Read More »

May nears deal with Northern Irish 'kingmakers'

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Party leader Arlene Foster seemed buoyant as she arrived at May's Downing Street office - and her good mood just kept on going. "She said she will serve us as long as we want her". The Evening Standard, edited by ex-Treasury chief George Osborne , reported that Cabinet ministers have initiated talks with opposition Labour lawmakers to come up with a "softer", less hard-line divorce from the EU. Read More »

Hanging in There - Theresa May Stays UK PM, For Now

The Tories have lost 26 seats to the Labour Party and five to the Liberal Democrats with one seat still to declare. However, any delay to talks with the European Union regarding Brexit could hurt the UK's standing in credit markets. Read More »

Qatar withdraws troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border mission amid row

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Iran and Turkey have vowed to provide Qatar with required humanitarian aid. Al Jazeera on June 8 reported a massive cross-platform cyberattack. "The state of Qatar informed the government of Djibouti that it has withdrawn all its troops deployed on the border line in Djiboutian territory", a ministry statement said. Read More »

London fire: baby dropped from 10th floor caught by man on

It is feared that many have been trapped inside the blazing building, as the fire broke out on early Wednesday. Edward Daffarn says he was on the 16th floor and heard a neighbor's smoke alarm go off and another neighbor called and told him to get out. Read More »

Qatar withdraws troops from Djibouti, Eritrea border

Qatar on Monday asked the United Nations' aviation agency to intervene after three Gulf states closed their airspace to Qatari planes as part of their attempt to isolate Qatar. However, Desta said his country wanted no confrontation with Djibouti. "I am also extremely troubled to hear that the UAE and Bahrain are threatening to jail and fine people who express sympathy for Qatar or opposition to their own governments' actions", he said. Read More »

Terror warning shuts German rock festival on opening night

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The German band Rammstein was the Friday night headliner, but had not yet started playing when the alarm was raised. At this stage, organisers are hoping to resume the festival following the conclusion of police investigations into the threat, but have not yet confirmed that it will go ahead. Read More »

Deadly fire engulfs high-rise in London

Dany Cotton, Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade , said early Wednesday morning that there were "a number" of fatalities, but she could not be more specific as the massive operation at the building was ongoing. The first minister Carwyn Jones said his "thoughts are with" those affected by the blaze. She left with all six of them. Volunteers handed out bottled water. Read More »

Gulf diplomatic crisis: Closure of airspace not applicable to non-Qatari airlines

ICCI President Khalid Iqbal Malik said that the whole Muslim Umma was disturbed over the brewing tensions in the Gulf region involving the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Qatar . Mutlaq al-Qahtani, a special envoy to Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, said the decision to sever ties by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain , and Egypt - as well as other allies - over Qatar's alleged funding of armed groups would not prove successful. Read More »